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Old 14 Apr 2019, 02:49 AM   #1
FredOnline
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Microsoft reveals hackers accessed some Outlook.com accounts for months

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/13/1...reach-security
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Old 14 Apr 2019, 08:58 AM   #2
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Why am I not surprised?

First, I wish that companies would be penalized for not informing customers right away.

Second, I wish companies would be heavily penalized for allowing themselves to be hacked, especially when it's a big corporation that should be making more effort.

But it is fair to say that the big players like Outlook are more likely to be hacked?
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Old 14 Apr 2019, 07:34 PM   #3
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The big players certainly present a larger target, but on the other hand they also have much more robust security. With the smaller outfits we will never know what goes on unless something really drastic occurs, like the DDOS attacks we have seen on Fastmail or ProtonMail, or the apparent destruction of VFEmail. People want to trust the small, friendly provider, but in reality the cold behemoth is probably much more secure. Still, for the vast majority of companies I suspect your email is probably safe enough. The real security problem is us! Everyone likes to think that he/she is far superior to everyone else when it comes to detecting phishing and other hacking attempts, but we are all vulnerable. In my experience, the big ones, especially Gmail and Outlook.com, are far superior in filtering out most of the spam and dangerous email.
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Old 29 Apr 2019, 02:25 PM   #4
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yeah and their admins admitted to this. techcrunch first reported this...

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/13/mi...nt-email-hack/

and as you can see specifics of the phish...

https://www.phishprotection.com/blog...-code-phished/

vice says ..

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/a...rce=reddit.com
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